Let's talk about racism in America.
Bill Cosby always had more cred in white America than he had in black America.
That's probably true of a large number of black American icons. After all, it wasn't black America that made them icons, was it?
Black America would, by and large, be well outside the spheres of influence that determine who/what the next icon will be.
What's about to unfold in Ferguson could very well turn out to be iconic. We could be witnessing the genesis of 1,001 history lessons.
Then again, we could be about to witness nothing more than the most recent chapter of resistance being beaten into submission.